Unless you have naturally curly hair, most women strive for sleek finish to their straight hair. But getting there is not as glamorous as it seems since there are certain hair styling habits and tricks you need to adapt first. On the flip side, knowing what techniques to use for styling is the key to getting hair as smooth as silk.
Here are some methods you can try:
Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. These hair care products are created with a nourishing effect on your hair, which involves fortifying each hair cuticle and restoring hydration back into each strand. Hence, you end up with a more vibrant look that also stays in place much longer as it naturally combats frizz.
Another useful technique for giving hair a sleek finish is to use Velcro rollers after blow drying hair. Ditch your hair brush but instead coil hair into Velcro rollers and wait for them to cool. This will help keep your hair looking polished as opposed to brushing it.
Whenever blow drying your hair, it is important to give it enough shield and protection using a heat taming spray. Then, use your fingers to de-tangle hair strands as you blow dry it. Once hair is about 80% dry, switch from finger styling to a round brush so you can get a smooth texture and finish.
There is also another blow drying technique that you can use to achieve a sleek finish to straight hair. Make sure that you point the nozzle at the ends of the hair in order to seal in the cuticle and prevent frizz from showing up or tangles at the ends. Also, avoid holding the nozzle in a single area for more than five seconds at a time.
For a long-lasting sleek finish, you can also try spritzing a light amount of hairspray (preferably of the heat protection variety). Then, take out your flat iron and run it across the length of your hair. This will help ensure your strands become well behaved throughout the day.
Invest in a shine spray. Go for the best brand you know to ensure the quality of the shine and sleek finish that you can get. For best results, go for a silicone based spray and use it on damp hair. You can then style it with heat in order to lock in shine into the strands. When done with heat styling, apply a small amount of shine spray one last time for more definition to your sleek hair.
Choose the right kind of brush for your hair. If you have mid-length to long hair, a medium round brush is ideal for you. But if you have short hair, choose a small round brush. Turn your brush gently as you dry sections of your hair to allow more precise smoothing effect.
Do you also dream of having a sleek, straight hair?